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Robert A. Anderson

Partner

Robert A. Anderson is a healthcare attorney with over 25 years of experience. His diverse practice gives him a unique and practical understanding of the relationship between legal, compliance, and operational issues and the challenges faced by in-house legal teams in healthcare organizations. He has advised and represented healthcare providers, including hospitals, medical groups, skilled nursing facilities, physicians, residents, nurses, and others in a broad array of compliance, regulatory, and litigation matters. He served as general counsel for a hospital system and multi-specialty physician group for several years, drafted or reviewed hundreds of contracts on behalf of healthcare providers, tried numerous cases to verdict before judges and juries, and appeared before regulators, trial courts, and appellate courts at both the state and federal levels in Indiana and Illinois. Mr. Anderson serves on the firm’s Executive, Diversity and Inclusion, Innovation, and Information Technology Committees.

Representative Experience

  • Served as outside General Counsel to multi-hospital system and large, multi-specialty physician group
  • Obtained numerous preliminary injunctions enforcing restrictive covenants against multiple physicians
  • Defended physicians in restrictive covenant enforcement actions
  • Served as hearing officer in hospital medical staff dispute
  • Tried numerous medical professional liability cases to jury verdict
  • Provided advice to hospital system regarding migration of electronic medical record data to cloud-based storage system
  • Reviewed and prepared hundreds of healthcare-related supply agreements, contracts, employment agreements, and leases
  • Successfully represented hospital system in multiple landlord-tenant disputes and eviction actions
  • Successfully represented hospital system in putative class action case asserting violations of Federal Telephone Consumer Protection Act
  • Provides ongoing general advice and representation to not-for-profit volunteer advocate program for incapacitated adults
  • Successfully represented healthcare system in False Claims Act qui tam action
  • Successfully represented not-for-profit in Indiana property tax exemption dispute
  • Successfully represented physician in appeal of a denial of hospital medical staff privileges

Education

  • University of Notre Dame Law School, Notre Dame, Indiana (J.D., magna cum laude, 1990)
  • Indiana University, Gary, Indiana (B.S., Highest Distinction, 1986)

Bar Admissions

  • Indiana, 1990
  • U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Indiana, 1990
  • U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Indiana, 1990
  • Illinois, 2009

Areas of Practice Concentration

  • General Healthcare Litigation
  • Restrictive Covenants
  • HIPAA Privacy & Security matters
  • Mental Health Law and Drug & Alcohol Rehabilitation Regulations
  • Medical Professional Liability
  • Healthcare Compliance, including Stark, Anti-Kickback, and False Claims Act
  • Not-For-Profit law
  • Medical Staff Hearings and Disputes

Professional Associations

  • American Health Lawyers Association, Member
  • Indiana Bar Association, Member
  • Lake County Bar Association, Member

Publications and Presentations

  • Court Finds Restrictive Covenant Unenforceable Against Hospital-Based CRNA’s
  • To Treat, or Not to Treat … Decisional Capacity
  • Indiana Legislature Modifies Medical Consent and POST Statutes
  • Keys to Successful Admission of Exhibits into Evidence
  • Consents/HIPAA & Surrogate Decision Makers
  • Nursing Documentation
  • Legal E-Holds and E-Discovery
  • Depositions for Healthcare Providers
  • Avoiding Collisions at the Intersection of Healthcare and Law Enforcement
  • Informed Consent: Who, What, When, Where & Why? (Not Necessarily In That Order)
  • Basics of Informed Consent
  • Confidentiality, Privilege, and Risk Management
  • Mental Health and the Law in Indiana
  • Restrictive Covenants and the Progression of the Law in Indiana
  • The Facts, Just the Facts:  Best Practices for Responding to Medical Credentialing Requests after Kadlec

 

Publications

Representative Experience
  • Served as outside General Counsel to multi-hospital system and large, multi-specialty physician group
  • Obtained numerous preliminary injunctions enforcing restrictive covenants against multiple physicians
  • Defended physicians in restrictive covenant enforcement actions
  • Served as hearing officer in hospital medical staff dispute
  • Tried numerous medical professional liability cases to jury verdict
  • Provided advice to hospital system regarding migration of electronic medical record data to cloud-based storage system
  • Reviewed and prepared hundreds of healthcare-related supply agreements, contracts, employment agreements, and leases
  • Successfully represented hospital system in multiple landlord-tenant disputes and eviction actions
  • Successfully represented hospital system in putative class action case asserting violations of Federal Telephone Consumer Protection Act
  • Provides ongoing general advice and representation to not-for-profit volunteer advocate program for incapacitated adults
  • Successfully represented healthcare system in False Claims Act qui tam action
  • Successfully represented not-for-profit in Indiana property tax exemption dispute
  • Successfully represented physician in appeal of a denial of hospital medical staff privileges
Education
  • University of Notre Dame Law School, Notre Dame, Indiana (J.D., magna cum laude, 1990)
  • Indiana University, Gary, Indiana (B.S., Highest Distinction, 1986)
Bar Admissions
  • Indiana, 1990
  • U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Indiana, 1990
  • U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Indiana, 1990
  • Illinois, 2009
Areas of Practice Concentration
  • General Healthcare Litigation
  • Restrictive Covenants
  • HIPAA Privacy & Security matters
  • Mental Health Law and Drug & Alcohol Rehabilitation Regulations
  • Medical Professional Liability
  • Healthcare Compliance, including Stark, Anti-Kickback, and False Claims Act
  • Not-For-Profit law
  • Medical Staff Hearings and Disputes
Professional Associations
  • American Health Lawyers Association, Member
  • Indiana Bar Association, Member
  • Lake County Bar Association, Member
Publications and Presentations
  • Court Finds Restrictive Covenant Unenforceable Against Hospital-Based CRNA’s
  • To Treat, or Not to Treat … Decisional Capacity
  • Indiana Legislature Modifies Medical Consent and POST Statutes
  • Keys to Successful Admission of Exhibits into Evidence
  • Consents/HIPAA & Surrogate Decision Makers
  • Nursing Documentation
  • Legal E-Holds and E-Discovery
  • Depositions for Healthcare Providers
  • Avoiding Collisions at the Intersection of Healthcare and Law Enforcement
  • Informed Consent: Who, What, When, Where & Why? (Not Necessarily In That Order)
  • Basics of Informed Consent
  • Confidentiality, Privilege, and Risk Management
  • Mental Health and the Law in Indiana
  • Restrictive Covenants and the Progression of the Law in Indiana
  • The Facts, Just the Facts:  Best Practices for Responding to Medical Credentialing Requests after Kadlec

 

 

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